Trying to Integrate Technology into HS English & Special Education
I find blogging to be an interesting phenomenon. Most of the blogs I’ve read in the past seem to be of the “stream of consciousness” variety or a personal journal. These are of little interest to me. I have a Livejournal blog that I started so that I can “friend” my favorite fan fiction authors. The bloggers who populate Livejournal are mainly fiction writers, readers, and into fandoms. As an English teacher I find these interesting.l
I am now reading a number of education technology blogs which are much more thought provoking. My favorite is Moving at the Speed of Creativity written by Wesley Fryer. (I also subscribe to his podcasts.) From his blog and wikis, I’ve discovered lots ideas that I would like to implement or resources I would like to use in my classroom.
I have two problems with blogging. First, blogs are linear. Posts appear in the reverse order of when written (newest to oldest). If I miss a few days or weeks, I’ll lose track of any ongoing discussions. I would prefer that posts be organized by topic. I know that keywords are suppose to help, but authors will forget to tag each entry the same. My big problem with blogging is that to keep up with either posting or reading (even with RSS feeds) it takes too much time.
I really wish I could read and respond to everything that interests me but that is impossible. I am sure that part of my problem is my ADHD. Things grab my attention and away I go. Maybe I should take my meds before I sit down at the computer.
So much to read, so little time…….